Originally published November 15, 2019, updated November 20, 2020.
Heart disease is responsible for the most deaths of men, women, and people in most racial and ethnic groups around the US. People with heart conditions, such as hypertension or cardiovascular disease, have a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. [Video: Supporting Mental Wellness in CHW Teams] Having a healthy heart is more important […]
The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic is hitting millions of Americans. More people are out of work and dealing with higher medical bills. You’ve probably seen an uptick in your agency of people who are making decisions about paying bills or buying groceries, which is a direct route to food insecurity. These decisions aren’t […]
CHWs are the frontline health workers assisting those who need it most. With effective training, your team can help bring health to underserved communities. Individuals in underserved populations often struggle to access the medical care needed to live a long, healthy life. Issues like cultural stigma, language barriers, and bureaucracy make health care difficult or […]
A community health worker (CHW) job is especially rewarding and it is a critical piece of a healthcare team. It’s also a good option for a career. There are more jobs than ever in this field. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says “overall employment of health educators and community health workers is projected to […]
Employment opportunities for community health workers (CHWs) are better than ever. More organizations are looking for ways to include CHWs and provide more CHW core competency training for internal staff. This has never been so true as now, while the world is fighting to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to give some relief to […]
Talance, Inc., provides curriculum development and technology tools to organizations that want to create workers who transform health in America’s communities.